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Jul 3, 2011 6:00am EDT
for the automatic pull out clock, hostilities is in in big u.s. term that is to find nowhere in the statute. legislative history makes clear there was no agreed upon view of exactly what the term hostilities would encompass more as the standard ever been defined by any court or congress itself. from the start, legislators disagreed about the meaning of the term and the scope of the 60-day poll out rule and whether into -- a particular set of facts represents a still is for the purpose of the resolution. it has been returned -- determined less by the dictionary definition and then buy into a branch practice. as my testimony recounts and senator kerry has noted, there are various leaders of this congress who have indicated they do not believe that the u.s. military operations in libya amount to the kind of hostilities envisioned by the 60-day poll of provision. we believe that view is correct and confirmed by historical practice and the historical practice which i summarize in my testimony suggests that when u.s. forces engage in limited military mission that involves limited exposure for u.s
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